Stephen Colbert offered up Hosni Poo-barek, Camilla Parker-Bowels, Dr. Sanjay Poop-ta and even Anthony Pooper, but why leave this one to the professionals. "Celebrity Poop Names" is a game the whole family can play.
Depardieu is accused of peeing into a bottle while his flight was stuck on the tarmac; he claims he wasn't allowed to use the bathroom. In telling the story, Cooper threw out about 20 pee-puns, which he found so hilarious that he started giggling uncontrollably for about twenty seconds. "This has never actually happened to me," Cooper said, fighting through laughter.
The line in particular that seemed to trip him up was, "All I can say is, they're lucky it wasn't a Depar-two."
It's good to know even CNN isn't above some quality bathroom humor. Check out the video after the jump.
Now one report says that the morning show's distributors, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, have narrowed the field to just three candidates.
According to 'The Wall Street Journal,' those candidates are: TV hosts Ryan Seacrest ('American Idol') and Andy Cohen ('Watch What Happens Live'), and co-host Kelly Ripa's husband, actor and TV host Mark Consuelos ('All My Children').
In contrast to the 79-year old Philbin, they're all relatively young, with Cohen the oldest at age 43. All three are veterans of hosting live TV, and both Cohen and Consuelos have filled in for Philbin recently.
The 'WSJ' reports that producers plan to reboot 'Live!' once Philbin steps down in November. So who's got the edge?
While correspondent Isha Sesay read a story on Marg Helgenberger's recent swipe at Justin Bieber, producers surreptitiously inserted a still from the video that showed young Cooper in a furry, purple wig. "Why was that picture up there? Wait a minute," said Cooper. "How did ...? Where did this picture suddenly materialize from?"
"I'm telling you, Snooki is one impossibly lucky, unusually spunky, freakishly tanned, beer-guzzling, juicehead hugging, muscle-loving, Botero bodied, pint-sized money-making-machine," he said. Cooper was fired up about the news that Snooki and her 'Jersey Shore' castmates are getting a raise that would give them $100,000 per episode. "If you listen closely, you can hear school teachers around the country weeping right now," he said.
Cooper also noted that Snooki earned several thousand dollars more than Toni Morrison from Rutgers, who hired both for speaking engagements, comparing Morrison's philosophical prose to Snooki's statements about juiceheads getting "nut shrinkage and bacne." Hey, it's all knowledge at some level, Anderson.
It wasn't just the consistent third-place finish that prompted Couric to leave; it seemed like she wasn't 100 percent comfortable in the role of network evening news anchor. She likes talking to people, and in the daytime arena she'll be able to excel in the way she did when she was on the 'Today' show for 15 years.
So, it now comes down to who is going to replace Couric at the anchor desk. It doesn't seem like CBS will make the same move it made five years ago when it courted Couric; who knows if they even have $15 million per year to throw around anymore. But there seem to be plenty of internal and external candidates for CBS to consider for the job. After the jump, a quick list possibilities and a chance to take a poll so you can tell us who you'd like to see win the job.
• Playgirl has confirmed they've offered $10,000 to anyone who can get them a naked picture of CNN's Anderson Cooper.
• After being publicly criticized and fired from Aflac for offensive tweets, comedian Gilbert Gottfried has since removed the tweets belittling the Japan earthquake and issued an apology via Twitter today.
During Cooper's appearance on the 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11:00PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart had some fun with Cooper's loose use of language.
"I've been doing war stuff for about 18 years," Cooper explained to Stewart, during a discussion of the current uprisings in the Middle East.
"Do you call it 'war stuff'?" Stewart wondered, causing Cooper to crack up.
"You know, front lines and s**t," Stewart continued to jest.
Unfortunately, as is often the case with mobs, things can quickly escalate beyond the actual issues they congregated for. Some people seem to just like the violence of it. Cooper talked candidly about the experience of being "pummelled" on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).
While attempting to talk to some of the pro-Mubarak supporters, Cooper, his cameraman and producer went a little too far into the chaos.
As the violence between pro- and anti-government protesters in Egypt has escalated, several well-known TV journalists covering the clash have come under attack.
CNN's Anderson Cooper was punched in the face repeatedly by a pro-Mubarak mob, and now CBS's Katie Couric and ABC's Christiane Amanpour have also had frightening run-ins with angry protesters. Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot was severely beaten, according to Fox News.
"For the first time in the last few days you can really feel what dictatorship means," said CBS correspondent Lara Logan.
Anderson Cooper and his CNN film crew were attacked Wednesday by supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak while reporting on the mass protests in Egypt.
Speaking on 'American Morning' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on CNN), Cooper described how he and his crew were punched multiple times in the head after being descended upon by a pro-Mubarak mob:
"It was pandemonium, there was no control to it. Suddenly, a young man would come up, look at you, and punch you right in the face. The instinct is to try to punch back, or push back, but in a situation like that, you really can't because that just inflames the crowd more. So all we could do is walk as quickly as possible, stick together, and seek a safe location."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper was punched in the head 10 times as a pro-Mubarak mob surrounded the CNN reporter and his film crew.
Cooper and his crew escaped to a nearby roof and nobody was seriously injured.
In other TV news ...
• Lifetime has found its Kate Middleton for 'William and Kate.' British actress Camilla Luddington will play Middleton in the Lifetime TV movie about the royal wedding and the Prince's romance. [Deadline Hollywood]
• Stephen Tobolowsky will guest star on 'Community' ... as a 'Who's the Boss?' expert. The 'Heroes' veteran and current Moviefone columnist will play Professor Sheffield, the teacher of Greendale's 'Who's the Boss?' course. [TVLine]
• Ricky Gervais has set the record straight: NBC has asked him to return as Golden Globes host, not the Hollywood Foreign Press. Gervais still thinks he won't be invited back, but NBC has asked him not to rule that out. [Hollywood Reporter]
"(Palin's) coming from the street, she's coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file, she makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she's sincere, she's knowledgeable , she's articulate, she's damn good-looking, plus she kills moose, how can you go wrong?" Nugent gushed.
However, when Cooper pressed Nugent on whether Palin would make a good president, Nugent balked.
"It's too early to tell. Right know, if we had a vote, I couldn't vote for Sarah Palin. And I love her. I love her madly, and I respect her."
When somebody as naturally sympathetic to Palin as The Nuge doesn't believe he can vote for her, maybe it's time we stop talking about the former half-governor of Alaska as a viable presidential candidate.
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